tv CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley CBS April 28, 2016 6:30pm-7:01pm EDT
>> pelley: a bizarre bomb threat at a tv station. police shoot a man in an animal costume. ( gunfire ) two airliners nearly collide. a pilot slams on the brakes. >> sorry about that. that was my mistake. >> pelley: children and doctors are killed in an airstrike that destroys a hospital. teenagers record their crimes to get noticed online. and the refugees will weren't welcome until they changed the heart of a new england town. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: a tv station in baltimore was evacuated today after a man wearing sunglasses, a surgical mask, and an animal costume threatened to blow up the building.
police took him seriously, and ended the standoff with a sniper's bullet. jeff pegues is at the scene. >> reporter: witnesses say the man appeared to be wider with explosives when he walked into the television station. he was wearing an animal costume and demanded news coverage. vitas reid is the station's meteorologist. >> and he has a bomb strapped to him. he said he will ploa the building up if we don't air something that he is holding. >> reporter: when police arrived the car was on fire in the parking lot, and the man, believed to be white and in his 20s, was sitting just inside the station's doors. >> we got some action. >> reporter: about 90 minutes later the man unexpectedly walked out of the station. investigators didn't want to take any chances. baltimore police spokesman t.j. smith. >> we can't tell you right now if it's an actual explosive device, but certainly, based on the feeks we have, he had something that looked like it. >> reporter: when he ignored
their commands to storng a sniper team opened fire. ( gunfire ) the man survived, and a robot was deployed to disarm him. about an hour later, police moved in and rushed the man to a hospital. baltimore police commissioner kevin davis. >> he some type of red flotation device, and then inside a little plastic baggies, he had chocolate candy bars and the candy bars were attached to each worrying wiring. >> reporter: that wiring snaked down the man's arm, and that's in part why police thought that it was the real thing. scott, investigators don't know why he did it, but they expect him to survive. >> pelley: reported in serious condition tonight. jeff, thank you very much. well, two airlines nearly collided yesterday at atlanta's hartsfield-jackson international. kris van cleave says a pilot hit the brakes after the tower gave him a heads-up and an apology. >> delta 833, cancel takeoff,
sorry about that, that was-- that was-- that was my mistake. >> reporter: that mistake cleared delta flight 873 bound for mime tow take off from the same runwaw another delta jet, flight 749, was taxiing across after just landing on the adjacent runway, putting two airliners on a potential collision course. accelerating towards 140 miles an hour, flight 873 had to essentially slam on the brakes. >> it was about 15 seconds there of sheer terror. >> reporter: scott fowler is a columnist for "the charlotte observer" and was one of the 160 passengers on flight 873. the f.a.a. is now investigating, because says the aircraft were separated by 1.25 miles when delta 749 crossed the runway fowler's flight was using to take off. >> you know, i have four children. none of them have even going gunn to college yet. i can't afford to die, all right. i have to be here. i'm just glad that ultimately everybody was okay. >> reporter: more than 1200 so-called runway incursions
occur every year. in 2014, 14 incidents created significant potential for collision. >> obviously, potentially, it's incredibly dangerous. >> reporter: scott brenner is a former f.a.a. associate administrator. how does something like this happen? >> you have a pilot error. the pilot didn't pay attention to the instruction. you have a controller error, gave bad instructions. you have a vehicle up on the there that shouldn't be out there, and a pedestrian that shouldn't be out there. >> the investigation into the worst collision in aviation history. >> reporter: the deadliest aviation accident on record came in 1977, when two 747s collided on a runway in the canary islands. 583 people died. flight 870 sphae did have to return to the gate to undergo a maintenance check before it was able to depart for miami about two hours late. scott, there were no injuries reported. >> pelley: chris, thank you. the cease-fire in syria has collapsed as the assad dictatorship goes on the offensive to retake the city of aleppo, part of which is in rebel hands. russian forces are helping in
the assault. someone there has died every 25 minutes over the last two days. and overnight, the aleppo children's hospital was obliterated. stephen hamm has the story. >> reporter: aleppo is descending once again into the inferno, the chaos and insanity of a civil war with no winners, only loss and despair. you can see it in this man, digging for survivors with his bare hands. "this was a residential area" shouted this man. "we're not terrorists." the air strikes pounded their neighborhood, crushing people beneath the rubble of their own homes and destroying one of the few hospitals left in the rebel-held section of aleppo.
it was hit by a strike overnight. the international aid group supporting it, doctors without borders, sailed the hospital was a center for child medicine. "that's my family," cried this man. "my whole family." also killed in the carnage was one of the last pediatricians still working in rebel-controlled aleppo. we don't know who launched these air strikes. russia says it wasn't responsible, but the syrian regime and its foreign backers are trying to recapture all of aleppo. and for those in the firing line, the syrian cease-fire is meaningless. even hospitals where syrian goes to heal their wounds, are instead places where they risk being slaughtered.
doctors without borders said today that the hospital was targeted. in fact, scott, many of the hospitals that the group supports in syria do not give their g.p.s. coordinates to the syrian regime, fearing that unstead of being protected, they'll be deliberately attacked. >> pelley: stephen hamm reporting from istanbul tonight. holly, thank you. well, it was a u.s. air strike that destroyed a hospital in afghanistan last october. and today, we're told that a general officer and 15 others have been disciplined. at least 42 people were killed. and as in aleppo, this, too, was a doctors without borders hospital. a pentagon investigation to be released tomorrow will say that the flight crew mistook the hospital for an enemy building nearby. there will be no criminal charges, but the reprimands will effectively end their military careers. today, more than establishment republicans got on the trump train, including a former
speaker of the house who speaks in colorful language. julianna goldman is on the campaign. >> reporter: at a stanford university forum last night, former house speaker atsede baysa didn't mince words about senator ted cruz. >> lucifer in the flesh. get along with almost everybody, but i have never worked with a more miserable. >> reporter: in indiana, ahead of next week's primary, cruz brushed off the insult. >> i've never worked with atsede baysa. the truth of the matter si don't know the man. >> reporter: and he said the former speaker was channeling donald trump. >> the bible says beware of false prophets. >> reporter: since leaving congress last year, boehner has openly showed his disdain for cruz blame him for obstructionism and the government shutdown. it's what he revealed about his relationship with trump. the two are texting buddies. they have played golf over the years and boehner said he would
vote for the billionaire businessman if he is the party's nominee. >> i have millions of more votes, hundreds of more delegates. >> faced with a choice between trump and cruz, boehner's comments are another sign that stebment republicans are accepting what may be the inevitable. trump already has 79% of the delegates he needs to secure the nomination. trump picked up two more endorsements from congressional republicans today. scott, boehner saved his kindest words for bernie sanders. he might have said he disagrees with him on all the issues but he called human a nice guy and the most honest politician in the race. >> pelley: >> pelley: julianna goldman for us tonight. jewel an athank you. today, boone county, indiana, was hit by a tornado that knocked down trees and damaged buildings. nobody hurt though. there were floods in biloxi, mississippi, where there was no salvaging this scrap yard until the water receded. in gulfport, more than 20 people had to be rescued. today, oil closed at $46 a barrel. that is 20% lower than a year
ago. over-supply splooi has producers like alaska over a barrel. ben tracy reports the nation's tallest state is in a $4 billion hole. >> reporter: alaska is known for peaks that reach for the sky, but right now, the state has a mountain-sized hole to fill. >> we need to fix alaska. we need to do it now. >> reporter: bill walker is alaska's governor. if you closed every public school and jail in this state, would it fill the hole? >> no. >> reporter: if you laid off every state employee, would it fill the hole? >> no. >> reporter: the problem is oil. the price per barrel has fallen off a cliff from a high of $107 in 2014 to as low as $26 earlier this year. oil and gas revenue funds up to 90% of state spending. the money pays for every bridge, road, and school. >> we had this roller coaster of an economy because we hooked our horses to one commodity-- oil-- and we rode it up and down.
>> reporter: is this the day of reckoning? >> this is the day of wreckology. >> reporter: walker wants state lawmakers to impose alaska's first income tax in 35 years and cut the annual check each resident gets for their schaeffer oil revenue. oil companies would pay more, too. >> tax goes up, credits go down. there will be less production. >> reporter: kara moriarity represents alaska's oil and gas companies and says they will be forced to further cut production and jobs. last year, there were 19 working oil rigs in alaska. today, there are 10. >> when we fail, the state fails right along with us. to continue to ask more from us at a time where we're losing money, it will have economic impact. >> i applied to, minimum, four jobs a day. >> reporter: rhodney cantu was laid off when shell recently abandoned the plans to drill off alaska's north coast. >> families are concerned. what are they going to do? how are they going to make next month's rent or mortgage? >> reporter: do you think alaskaans are ready to pay an
income tax? >> no, sir, there will be a lot of grumpy people. >> reporter: the governor knows his plan is not popular. are you willing to be a one-term governor if you get everything you want? >> if that's the price i pay to fix alaska, i'm more than happy to pay it. >> reporter: that could be the crude reality of alaska's oil bust. ben tracy, cbs news, juneau. >> pelley: coming up, teenagers take selfies to a dangerous level. and americans line up for medical charity despite obamacare, when the cbs evening news continues. you've finally earned enough reward miles on your airline credit card. now you just book a seat, right? not quite. sometimes those seats are out of reach, costing an outrageous number of miles. it's time to switch... to the capital one venture card. with venture, you'll earn unlimited double miles
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stoarp owner shukir abasheikh fled somalia in 1999. she said attitudes changed when people saw how hard the immigrants were willing to work. in fact, the city's public assistance spending has remained unchanged since 1990. but what has changed is lewiston itself. the town of 36,000 is now home to about 6,000 refugees who have revived downtown. >> i believe we're better off having a community where it's acceptance that people trust one another. >> some people just need to be educated and ask questions. >> reporter: just get to know you. >> just to get to know us. >> reporter: high school senior abdi shariff's family moved here when he was nine. last year, the lewiston high soccer team, which sla reef captained, won the state
championship, the first in school history. and how many players on the team are somalis? >> we have about 26 players on the varsity team, and i want to say roughly about 21 of them were non-native americans. >> reporter: 4500 people turned out for the championship game to cheer on their school, their community, their kids. ( cheers ) don dahler, cbs news, lewiston, maine. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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